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Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
how hot it might have gotten after that. this morning it's about the rain for us. a warm sticky start but we have maryland's most powerful doppler radar and we have a flood watch across the area. no doubt about that with the heavy rain yesterday, one to three inches across the region, now frederick getting heavy rain but they are not alone. this line does weaken but it does break down through southeast virginia, that is just poised to pivot its way through. so we have wet weather for the morning commute to begin. there's that flood watch until 8:00 a.m. may get extended depending on how heavy this band of rain does hold once it swings through the beltway. plans for a wet commute, temperatures near 70. we break out sun and isolated storm this afternoon with our 2-degree guarantee high of 79. >>> lets check the roads with kim brown. >> we do not like the idea of a wet commute because we had such a bad one or difficult one yesterday. right now traffic looks pretty good, no problems on 795. that looks good the entire stretch between route 140 to the beltway. we are working one accid
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
costello. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. justin is headed down there to check everything out as we keep an eye on earl. >> the hard thing is if you have a place down there, you wonder ooh. >> earl is down to a category 3. i want to make one point clear. the most common question i've had so far this week, i want to answer. this is not isabelle. by any stretch of the imagination, a completely different storm. isabelle chugged inland, pushed surge up the bay. this one stays out to sea. around the bay and baltimore, not much of an impact, a close pass on the east coast, already watches and warnings posted for virginia through north carolina, and we'll be watching our close approach to ocean city thursday night and friday. beyond that labor day weekend looking cooler but looking nice. here we go. tropical satellite showing us where it is, east of the turks and northeast of the turks and caicos and bahamas islands. we'll have the latest update in just a few minutes. taking you back home, a quiet sea, clearing and calm on the satellite and radar, across maryland. temperatures rangin
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Sep 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
degrees. we broke the 90s once again. with that, that put us 55th day of the 90s or better. we broke a record that was set in 1988, which was 54 days then. warm again today ahead of the front. but then the front passes through as we go through the evening hours, and we'll feel fall-like temperatures for tomorrow and also friday. also we're dealing with very windy and dry conditions behind the front. that's why we have a fire watch and red flag warning in effect once again. here it is. you can see this beige color, this neutral color goes in effect 10 a.m. through this afternoon. this is your fire watch. we have red flag warnings there in the pinkish color. definitely no burning, no outdoor burning, no throwing your cigarette butts out the window today because it's very dangerous outside in these areas. as we check out maryland's most powerful radar, yes, we have a few showers popping up, but mainly you can see them to south of stevens city. to the south of baltimore as of now. winchester, front royal, that area as well, even to mount jackson. further to south you go today, this morning
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 6:30am EDT
in. this afternoon, the temperatures will be nice and mild and cool back down. kim brown, tell us about the traffic this morning. >> reporter: you will see a crash blocking one of the center are lanes. police are on the scene now. traffic will start to slow at providence road. you can see drivers have to get on the right shoulder to get around this. until you get a tow truck, that vehicle is facing almost the wrong direction or the opposite direction on the beltway. expect delays as you try to make your way towards 95. as we look at our drive times, minor delays from white marsh boulevard to the beltway. no problems southbound from shawon. it's starting to build just a bit from owings mills boulevard. jamie, back to you. >>> san bruno is a town that lives next door to the san francisco airport so it would be like glen burnie. >> you have been watching the incredible fire footage after a gas explosion last night. want to go to done guevara who is -- don guevara who is with us. the footage is incrediblep. >> jamie it is. we're near the epicenter of the massive explosion. at that sit
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Sep 28, 2010 6:30am EDT
cool, like using umbrellas while on the sidewalk, to stepping into a fountain with their clothes on. >> it's hotter than hell out here. >> i thought it was fall, guess not. >> do you agree, the national weather service says the prolonged period of heat is caused by a ridge of high pressure that is keeping the pacific ocean's normal cool temperatures at a distance. is that right? thank you. i did my homework. >>> a small brush fire broke out. they quickly put it out. >> a pause from the meteorologist. >>> a virginia beach teen says he was attacked by a shark, has 51 stitches to prove it. 19-year-old caleb kuchak was surfing with friends, something brushed up against them. they were next to their boards an felt something in the water. right up next to him. >> look at the teeth imprints. i thought it would never happen. when we first got there it did not even cross my mind. that we were potentially in danger. >> with help from buddies caleb got back on the beach. rescuers believe he was attacked by a shark. he's anyneys and ankles -- his knees and ankles are bandaged up. he says he'll
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Sep 27, 2010 6:30am EDT
casino. >> a fourth charge against the famous pastor who used the pulpit yesterday to say all this stuff is not true. >> bolden is beautiful. the ravens beat the browns as flacco finds bolden not once but twice, and three times. >> lionel richie over here. >> i was just going to say. nobody wants to hear that on a monday morning at 6:00 a.m. >> how about a hand for my partner, megan pringle, makes the big time last night? >> forget it, how about the girls from girls hope? all the volunteers. if you helped out you should be so proud of yourself. that was, "extreme makeover: home edition" guz great things but it's so nice when it highlights your city. >> we gave the nation two hours of hope last night. >> great. >>> here is justin berk with your weather forecast. >> reporter: good morning. going to give you hope to catch up on the drought. building conditions across the area. we've had a two and a half-inch deficit of rainfall we could make up in one day. we already had heavy rain across parts of the area this morning, more on the way. even if the rain stops it looks like it's going
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Sep 30, 2010 5:30am EDT
will stay with us for the entirity of today and perhaps into the early part of tomorrow. we're looking at a wind advisory, the remains of nicole which are no longer an official tropical storm. it's broken up into a few pieces. every piece is thrown at central maryland. wind advisory with gusts of 45 miles an hour today. there could be a possibility of tornados with a watch extended to 1:00 p.m. for most of central maryland off towards the eastern shore and our states to the north and into the carolinas. rainfall could top 2 to 5 inches. flooding, almost a guarantee across the area. we have heavy rain right now around the beltway. severna park, annapolis, the orange and red shadings. there's more coming up the bay. rain over the central and southern portion of the chesapeake. here we go, 68 this morning. 75 this afternoon, it's about the building rain, big puddles on the roads, going to cause traffic problems out there. please be careful, we cannot extend this issue enough. do not drive if it looks like a puddle, it could be much deeper than it might be. be very cautious out there. we h
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:30am EDT
news as more earl moves up the east coast. join us today for abc 2 news at 5:00 and 6:00 with live reports on ocean city with more tonight at 11:00. meggen? >>> it is 6:35 right now. more americans are planning to head out of town for the labor day weekend than a year ago. what remains to be seen is the big question. aaa expects 34 million people to travel at least 50 miles from their home up nearly 10% before 2009. so where are most people from baltimore headed? aaa conducted a survey. the most popular driving destinations are new york city, virginia beach, atlantic city, ocean city and philadelphia. the hurricane with that being a concern, some people at the last minute are changing their plans. >>> megan, traffic is looking good. as we take a peek right now at our drive times it will be in the green on the outer loop and the topside. southbound lanes flowing smoothly. on the jfx, only four minutes at this time. as we check our maps, looking at a cup of road hazard incidents around the area in glen arm. harley mill road closed because of a downed tree. traffic is able to pass alo
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 5:30am EDT
warming up with a comfortable morning. you might think that the moon itself is providing us heat. that's not the case. but, and a big but, and it is looming in the room like the unspoken pink elephant, we have a warming trend that is going to be occurring today, tomorrow, and friday. the temperatures will be hanging on. right now, we are hanging on with maryland's most popular radar. we are doing some lighting across the early morning sky. we should reach the guaranteed high of 87. there may be a small shower or thunderstorm later on this afternoon and evening. >> we have some police activity on the inner loop of the beltway this morning along edmonton avenue. and i-79 southbound to the route 2 exit no problems there. no issues in baltimore county or howard county and even prince george's prince george's county. >> how many time have you come up on the car, it's swerving, it's changing lane, and you pull up to look, and it's the darn cell phone. >> distracted driving is considered as dangerous as drunk driverring, and the government -- driving, and the government wants to do some
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:30am EDT
minor impact for the majority of us. you will see hillsdale road closed in both directions because of a two-alarm fire there. you can use garrison boulevard to get around. also in columbia, closed between shadow lane and watch chain way because of a fire there. traffic can get by using cedar lane. as we look at the beltway, here we are, traffic still very light, moving at a nice pace. no problems around 695. 83, 95, and 295 checking in clear at this time. megan and jamie, back to you. >> he calls it the most urgent task creating jobs and fixing the economy. president obama says he'll keep fighting to turn the economy around, but is spending $50 million the answer? emily schmidt is in washington this morning. >> this week's president obama is -- to slow the winning. >> i personally think, yes we can is more inspiring than no we can't. >> the washington post poll finds more people saying about the president, no, he hasn't. for the first time, most voters, 52% now disapprove of the way mr. obama is handling his job overall. more voters say the president made the economy worse. >> i am go
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:30am EDT
joining us. a syntha bon? >> with a lot of frosting. >> here is justin berk. >> we are quiet. we take a look there. there is not much to talk about. that is good news because as we go into the next day or so, continued beautiful weather. i say it is good news but we still need moisture. look at that. those high clouds still giving us a mostly sunny sky and temperatures reaching around 80 but in the shade it did feel a little chilly yesterday. we're down to 56 degrees this morning. it is 50 there. one of the warm spots by the bay in chester. our guaranteed high after a chilly start, we get more sun and a high of 78 degrees. >> we're getting reports of an accident in brooklyn park. that will be at ritchie highway and 9th avenue. no closures at this time, but expect to see emergency crews on the scene. we're still working an accident on the interloop of the key bridge that is blocking the right lane. only able to get by to the left and causing delays. southbound lanes of delaney valley road. crews are making repairs but there is water in the roadway so keep your eye on that. she has the la
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 5:30am EDT
it is located near cuba. the fact that something near cuba of a tropical nature could reach us in a day or day and a half is in and of itself astounding. been really trying to work over all these computer models. there are a bunch of solutions. tropical storm nicole may reach maryland by tomorrow night or sooner. heavy rain will spill out ahead of it. either way you slice it, name or no name, two to four inches a guarantee, higher amounts possible, that's why we have ourselves a flood watch, at least through tomorrow evening. it appears as if we're mostly cloudy, high thin clouds, there'll be sunlight this morning, but the clouds will thicken up. look at the slug of moisture down the east coast. focusing on florida and southbound for what could be tropical storm nicole. increasing cloudy sky and showers arriving late. a high only 71. here's kim brown with a look at traffic. >> fortunately that rain's not going to affect us for this morning rush hour, unlike yesterday, a complete headache, this morning it's a breeze. we don't have problems on the area roadways so far. no delays as yo
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 6:30am EDT
joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. welcome back, justin berk. >> we've got another hurricane but this one well out into the atlantic and this one not going to impact us at least immediately and at least in the near term. we're looking at first off, after the first wet day in nearly three weeks morning clouds and some areas of fog. even dampness on the yownd that will dry out this afternoon, as the breeze gives us clearing sunshine and nice warm temperatures. there's hurricane igor. right now a very strong category 4 and could become a category 5 storm as we head on in through the afternoon or evening. we'll talk more about that coming up. this morning, just quiet around town. low clouds, areas of fog and 61 in baltimore. to 57 with fog over there in easton on the eastern shore. we're clear and we're quiet on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. five complete sweeps across the chesapeake and maryland, no rain today but early fog and clouds giving way to clearing. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 with sunshine. >>> let's check the roads with kim. >>
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 5:30am EDT
to hermine. we have those stories just ahead on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. jamie is off this morning. you heard of lady's night. this is sort of like lady's morning. we start with linette charles. >> good morning, everyone. we are dealing with cooler temperatures this morning. yes, that cold front has passed and we are dealing with the cool, dry air. the only caveat is the fact we have the dry air and it is windy on the backside. we will continue that for today. it's going to enhance the fire risk and that will continue into saturday when we see showers possible and that will linger into sunday. for today, it's going to be nice and pleasant with temperatures in the upper 70s that will continue into tomorrow as well. now we're looking at your maryland's most powerful radar and we are dry. you can see all five sweeps on and we'll stay that way for the next few days and the rain will push into the area. check out these current conditions. the temperatures at 56. so yes, you need that jacket out. it's not going to be the best hair day, ladies
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 6:30am EDT
hasn't. they are not happy about it. abc 2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. that's right, some parents are fed up and they would like to see an addition built on here at hampton elementary school to get the students out of these trailers and into better classroom facilities here and to prevent that overcrowding. again, they say they thought construction was supposed to start but it hasn't. they are ready for that to begin. right now the elementary school is designed for 300 students. it opened last week with more than 500. the school has eight trailers outside. four on each side to help with the overcrowding. hampton's pta president said every fourth and fifth grader will be in a trailer. and parents say they are happy with their old building, they just want it to be bigger. county officials say countywide referendum is needed before funding for the addition can be approved. >> there's no construction starting because we didn't get the funding. parents were shocked. >> with an overcapacity in the towson area of well over 300
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 6:30am EDT
because of a distracted driver. >> we couldn't believe that our daughter was taken from us because of someone who was texting. >> we want you to shut your cell phone off. in three or four seconds your entire life can change. >> here in maryland, it's illegal to text while driving. and starting in november, you will not be able to use cell phones. >> in georgia, two men filed a lawsuit against eddie long, the bishop, and they say he abused the spiritual authority to seduce them with cars, money, jewelry, international and national trips, celebrities, and this then turned in to a sexual abuse. >> an ohio man pulled a series of stunts in a gorilla costume, and he may end up in prison for his prank. this man hit the road in a monkey suit, and there were many complaints that someone was in a gorilla suit on an at -- v. he faces 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. >> the phillies, steve carlton. monday night, a fan in a red body suit ran through the field, diaz tripped him up, and the 17 year old spent the night in juvenile detention and was picked up by his parents yesterday. >> the crowd
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:30am EDT
-degree guaranteed high brings us up with sunny skies to 80 degrees this afternoon. by 4:00 p.m. lets check the roads with kim. >>> good morning. traffic is moving very well around the beltway so far. no problems up and down 95. as we peek here in anne arundel county, this is going to be 97 at benfield boulevard. traffic is pretty good northbound towards 695. no problems southbound as you approach route 50 making your way in towards the capitol beltway. traffic looks good towards dc so far. as we look at drive times, very few delays especially northbound 95. nine minutes between route 100 to 95. howard county, 10 minutes between i-70 to route 32. on the outer loop of the beltway southwest corner, no problems. only six minutes between i-70 and 95. one incident this morning, in western howard county, woodbine, they've actually closed the intersection of route 94 and old annapolis road again. we had downed poles and wires and utility work continues so expect to see minor delays out in that area. back to you. >>> do you feel safe in baltimore? you're going to think about that when you vot
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Sep 24, 2010 6:30am EDT
mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >>> before we get to the news, let's go to jamie, he is on the go. he has some company with him. have i been replaced? >> never, no. i like being here on the big screen here. we're out here at the home show at it is foggy i almost slipped into second base. and lynette is with us. >> it is foggy but, there will be plenty of sunshine. let me bring in stacy and a taste that you will fet. >> i can see lots of great things. come out to the show, it is today, saturday and sunday. there is a lot of great food, wine, home exhibits. we had a blast and they come out in droves, today, tomorrow and sunday. great weather. no excuse to come out. >> the drove family is nice. we have windows and doors and saunas and a ravens room for those of you on sunday. more at #. >> jamie does not need fog, he will do it. >> and now in 67
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 6:30am EDT
years in prison. >>> illegal drug use is at the highest level we've seen in nearly a decade. the government report from the substance abuse and mental health services administration found that marijuana use rose by 8%. that remains the most commonly used drug. researchers say all the attention focused on medical marijuana has sent the wrong message to young people. cocaine abuse is also continuing to decline. >>> 6:32 right now. it's a video caught on police dash camera. it will make you cringe. it led to the firing of one dallas police officer. you can see the crews are following andrew collins on a motorcycle. the cruiser appears to hit the bike and collins falls. that's when you see the two officers jump on him and they start hitting him. this video doesn't even show all of what happened. 22 officers showed up and six officers actually made contact with collins. collins was hospitalized but is expected to be okay. no word right now on why these officers attacked him. >>> there are religions based on one god, on multiple gods, even on nature itself, but what about a religion ba
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Sep 9, 2010 6:30am EDT
going to show you how they had to use more than just boateds. 6:30 in the morning. i'm megan pringle. jamie is off today, but linette is here and she is standing by. a little cool. >> a little cool. that cold front moved through and we are feeling the effects of it. you are talking about the windy conditions. we had that yesterday. that's what sparked up all the fires along with the dry conditions and we will see the same conditions for today. so today is going to be nice and pleasant. we'll have temperatures in the upper 70s. and hopefully we'll get rain in here by the weekend. i know you don't like the timing of the rain, but we need it. that enhanced risk is going to continue as we go into saturday. maryland's most powerful radar is not showing anything except the five sweeps because we are looking at dry times for today and that will continue as we go through tomorrow as well. now as we see, the current conditions, the big story. you see those winds? let's go straight to northeast, north bay. you can see the westerly flow, that gust up to 27 miles an hour right now and that's wha
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:30am EDT
this year. >> of course, we cannot do as much as we used to. but fortunately, this season, we are on track to complete another 200 lane miles throughout the city i don't finances are not the greatest, but they are working with what they can do. a bit more focus on it. >> reporter: back out here live, look at this. this is what we are talking about. just craters in the road here, right here on falls road at the intersection of northern and falls road. this is what we are talking about. but you know what? although baltimore tanked tenth the worst roads are in san jose, california closely followed by los angeles. we are not totally the worst roads. reporting live in north baltimore. >>> get ready to pay more for that morning cup of coffee. starbucks is planning to raise prices on some drinks. the world's largest coffee chain is going to raise prices, and the increases will be focused on big and hard to make drinks. however, most of those coffees, like the aspires -- expresso, will stay the same price. >>> six months after president obama signed landmark healthcare reform into law, ameri
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Sep 30, 2010 6:30am EDT
>>> 6:31. thanks for joining us, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. it's bad out there. justin berk now with the latest. >> good morning to you, this is a busy morning here, we have a lot of stuff to talk about, we'll talk about the immediate area and get to the tornado warning to our south, may have an impact on anne arundel county. not under a tornado warning now. they may be shortly. we're watching a strong, strong storm. the remains of what was once a hurricane, i'm sorry, tropical storm nicole, it's going to feel like a tropical system here with winds gusting to 45 miles per hour. we have a wind advisory, we have heavy rainfall expected, uh, on average, probably between 2 to 5 inches, even higher amounts likely. and in between, the possibility of some tornados. i had one report from one of our weather watches on the eastern shore, they had lightning extended, which isn't common with a tropical system. we have a tornado watch until 1:00 p.m., all the orange-shaded counties in maryland which include carol, baltimore, harford, cecil, down through howard, anne arundel,
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Sep 20, 2010 6:30am EDT
, this is kind of a scare, the rome am pi theater -- amp theater was caught on fire and this was used to create an illusion of the giant flames engulfing the structure. that's something. >> ravens tip-toe back. we have to get flacco back, right? >> that's right. >> raven's fans have some interesting thoughts about the game. >>> we will give you the action when we come back. >> this 101 postal worker says he has the key to a long life. >> a permanent memorial in baltimore. >> more to tell you, coming up. >> just minutes away from sun rise on this last monday of summer. >> i'm sorry i said that. we are going to talk about autumn coming up, but summer is trying to return. >> drivers should get in it while the getten is good. >> traffic is flowing freely in both directions. stay with us. we will be back after this. >> oa >> all right. it's 6:44. say it ain't so, joe. joe, he had four interceptions yesterday -- missed interceptions yesterday. it's going to be that kind of week. we have the highlights in a bit. >>> first, let's check in with justin. >> take a deep breath and relax. take in
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Sep 17, 2010 6:30am EDT
continues to recover from such a huge scare. linda so joins us live with more. linda? >> reporter: it's got to be on everyone's minds especially those who come here today. i can tell you good news. the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday. at last check remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene on the eighth floor of the nelson building. the sprawling medical building was put on lockdown after paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot dr. david in the symptom mick. he believed doctors had failed his mother and prompted him to shoot the doctor. pardus then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself. news of the shooting had people with relatives who work here at hopkins scrambling to get to the scene. >> my brother finally contacted her and at least we know that she answered the phone and is okay. >> a metal detector might have kept pardus from bringing the gun into hopkins. officials know there are more than 80 entrances and to have a detector at every door is near impossible. they will review secu
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Sep 24, 2010 5:30am EDT
concert where you can see an 80s rocker to a rapper. that and more. happy friday. thanks for joining us. jamie is on the go. justin? >> heat is one story. and fog is thick and defensement we have a fog problem. and 90 minutes delayed because of the fog this morning. school delays when we get more information we'll share that with you. we're looking into a hot afternoon. and the record is # 5 back in 1970. we'll be close to that mark. 67 now as we look at temperatures in bel air and that comes along with the thick fog. close to 70. we'll get close to 93 and sunny to partly cloudy. isolated storm. let's check on the roads, the traffic will deal with that. >> as you mentioned on the eastern shore and the delays and expect it to be foggy as well, coming across the bay bridge. look at this that's thick fog around the area. drives are trying to keep the speeds down. and not affecting traffic too much. and as you approach white marsh that's off to the shoulder. and we're looking good. >>> the president of eye rain made extreme allegations at the un, so extreme that it caused the u.s. delegatio
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Sep 2, 2010 5:30am EDT
have declared states of emergencies. thanks for joining us this morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm jamie costello. >> let's go right to weather. here's meteorologist justin berk. >> we are checking out the latest on earl. earl has gotten stronger. it really increased strength yesterday. it surpassed that. this morning's advisory from the national hurricane center, showing 145 mile-per-hour winds. a very clear distinct eye now. roughly 30 miles across. the wind field of tropical storm force winds extends 230 miles away. which means if the center of the storm is 230 miles away from ocean city, they'll still get tropical storm force winds. the one good thing here is that the passage of earl off the coast will be the weaker side of the storm. usually the right side with forward motion. the worst part of the storm is out to sea. the beaches under a tropical storm warning. winds averaging between 40 and 60 miles per hour this time tomorrow into the early part of the afternoon. waves probably 10 to 20 feet. we'll be standing there live from ocean city. coastal flood advisory, not from wea
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
. thanks for joining us this friday. of course you want to know what's up with earl. >> meteorologist lynnette charles has the answer. good morning, lynnette. >> good morning, jamie. happy friday, everyone. what is up with earl? earl is bringing some rain to the carolinas and virginia. as we go through the morning hours once that sun comes up and go into the afternoon, i'd say maybe around 12:00, 1:00, we will be seeing earl and it will be getting out of here. here are your headlines for today. the beaches still have a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch. the winds, 30 to 60 miles per hour with that, and the waves 10 to 15. and then the bay does have coastal flood advisories in effect for today as well. so ocean city's temperature coming in at 75 degrees. this is abc 2 storm tracker. we have not seen any type of change over the past hour here. the dew point is 75 and it feels like 71. the winds have been changing and that's about it. the satellite is showing -- this is what i wanted to show you before. i like showing you this one not because it's just pretty but because it show
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Sep 16, 2010 5:30am EDT
. >> i'm megan pringle. >> thanks for joining us, thursday. >> hey listen, i'll be in cumberland tomorrow, broadcasting live on our on the go. i have my winter jacket ready. >> me and julia, down by the studio. >> simon and garfunkel. >> i feel like i'm in a barber shop this morning. we're not going to look at extreme chill any time soon. mild morning, thanks to the increasing clouds. small chance of clouds. if anything, mr. costello, you'll knee the waterproof jacket tonight. do you think we'll get a lot of rain out of there in time for you to go out in western maryland. wet weather in the tropics. karl hit mexico, back over the water, strengthening, you've got hurricane igor at 34. currently 56 degrees, your start point on the thermometer and bel air. let's see what's happening on the roads right now. >> well from cumberland to cambridge and from cockeysville to columbia, everything's looking pretty good so far on the roads this morning. we don't have any delays or accidents. just fire activity in glen burnie at baltimore annapolis boulevard and mountain road. you could see fir
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Sep 2, 2010 6:30am EDT
people want to know what it's going to bring to us. >> justin berk has the answers. >> we already thought earl peaked. we wake up with it knocking on the east coast doorstep, it's gotten stronger. winds measured at 145 miles per hour. that is a very strong category 4 storm. not just minimal for deep within that range. it appears as if it's actually expanded in size. going to about 230 miles away. could hit the north carolina coastline. at least tropical storm force winds. this will stay away from baltimore and that cold front to our west will help push the thing off the coast. until then, here we go. this is what earl means to maryland. beaches under a tropical storm warning. guaranteed there'll be tropical storm conditions within 36 hours. by this time tomorrow, when i'm standing on the beach with christian shaeffer. joce sterman going in for full coverage. we have waves between 10 to 20 feet expected off the shoreline. there may be flooding, about three-foot tidal surge. some of the water works off the chesapeake bay. coastal flood advisory for western shores of the chesapeake,
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Sep 27, 2010 5:30am EDT
it because that whole show was amazing. the girls are so amazing. >> it's about us, though, it's about us, right? that's the most important thing. >> no, i thought it showed baltimore in a great light. i think it was a very proud moment. >> i was very proud of our show last night. >> i have a special good morning. 5:30 this morning. from perry and gail in parkville. gail has her dog on her lap, they watch every morning at 5:30. great to meet you this weekend. >>> meteorologist justin berk is here. it poured on the tailgate and then the skies were beautiful. >> i think it was washing away the cobwebs. brand new season started yesterday, right? for gail in parkville, i want to let you know your dog will get wet if you go for a walk. we have a little wet weather now. parkville 65 degrees. northeast wind, gusting to 13 miles an hour. you've already seen a third-inch of rain and more on the way. in fact, the heavy rain is just pushing through parkville. check it out on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. you can see once you head towards towson, that orange and yellow, it's actual
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Sep 7, 2010 6:30am EDT
abc2 news sherrie johnson just left and they went south. she came back north to tell us more about their tour. g good morning, jamie. that's right. we caught up with the tour of duty this morning. they ran just past us headed wards washington, d.c. the first responders took to the road early august from california just to commemorate september 11 and those who lost their lives. you can see the video here. they had an escort which is great for safety. firefighters have come from all over the world. even as far as australia just to participate in this lune. the team hopes arrive in new york city on saturday for the 9th anniversary of the september 11 attack. the team is broken up into three groups. each group runs for six hours and then they recover for 12 hours and again, you can see the team, two of them running side by side on their way into dc and it's all in an effort to honor their fellow brothers and sisters who lost their lives on september 11. now it's important to note that the team is also raising money for a variety of charities as well. in the studio, sherrie johnson, ab
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Sep 21, 2010 5:30am EDT
us to near normal. let's see what is happening on those roads. here is kim brown. >> we have fire activity in baltimore city that has the eastbound lanes right at falls road partially blocked because of fire and police equipment. so police are going to be out there providing drivers with the detours. keep that in mind. aside from that, we look around the area, no issues along the corridor. we are clear here in baltimore county. no problems southbound from hartford county. 83 looks good as does 795. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. there's new information this morning, the death of a 14-year- old from belle air who was hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection. the pedestrian lights at route 24 are on now, but state police received a number of complaints that they were not working on friday. the state highway administration is investigating, but meantime, friends and family of 14-year- old joey are trying to face the reality. they continue to stop by and pay tribute and hug at this growing makeshift memorial. >> god is the giver and taker of life and he has something that
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Sep 10, 2010 5:30am EDT
us. >> good morning, lynnette. >> good morning, jamie. we missed you yesterday, by the way. we're looking athe good weather for today. 76 degrees is the perfect temperature. we're going to be dry once again. that's the caveat in the forecast. a bit cooler so it lowers the risk for the fire potential, but it still is possible. so we have to watch that. so still no outdoor burning. more sunshine for today. those temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s. save the best news for last is the fact that we need some rain and we could see that over the weekend. the timing's not that great but we need it. maryland's most powerful doppler radar not picking up any rain as of now. it will get more active as we head into the weekend. the temperature into easton is 55 degrees right now. we're looking at that humidity at 76%. the sustained winds are calm as of now. we have a gust up to 8 miles per hour. all of this will be picking up, the sustained winds as we go throughout the afternoon and morning time frame. the 12-hour forecast waking you up this morning is still on the cool side around 6
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30am EDT
. thank you so much for joining us. >> how you feeling? >> great, how are you? >> great. >> a little tired from watching the game? >> no, i'm still living off that. like i played. huh? meteorologist justin berk with a look at our weather. >> want to break in the stadium, at least the second game. we had a good night last night, a good weather day yesterday and we're going to pick up on that as we head through this morning. good stuff, especially for those of you who are red-eyed this morning. you may want to put the shades on. we'll have a little sunshine mixed in with the clouds. we're still an hour away from sunrise or at least an hour and a half with the chill this morning in the 50s and low 60s. we warm up nicely this afternoon. then we'll talk about igor, still a category 4 and now sister julia, hurricane julia, renamed and upgraded earlier this morning. yesterday, we've got our time lapse imagery across baltimore. you can see we had a mix of clouds thrown into the sky but this morning 67 at oriole park camden yards. that is one of the warmest spots we can find. most of you star
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:30am EDT
developments for us. >> in paris tuesday night, officials evacuated the eiffel tower after a caller from a phone booth issued a threat. it was a false alarm, but the second evacuation in just two weeks. a senior u.s. official tells abc news there's a credible threat of a major series of new terror attacks on britain, france, germany and possibly the united states. the information comes after questioning a captured suspected jihadist who reportedly claimed osama bin laden personally approved the plot. >> the american authorities are extremely nervous about what is going on. the germans are extremely nervous about what is going on. >> reporter: officials are looking for other radicalized germans who may have been training in pakistan for a commando-style raid. officials say they do not know details of a specific time or place of the attack. the head of the fbi testified on capitol hill about increased worries of non-specific new threats. >> reporter: despite the significant counterterrorism pressure abroad, al-qaeda continues to be committed to high-profile attacks directed at the wes
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Sep 6, 2010 5:30am EDT
going on for today. we had earl on friday skim us across ocean city. all in all, we'll have a beautiful day. it's going to linger. lovely labor day. ample sunshine will continue, warming air will come back by mid-week. we'll cool that down by the end of the week. we have a roller coaster ride through the end of the week. maryland's most powerful radar, we're high and dry, will stay that way through the next few days. all five sweeps are on as of now. your 12-hour forecast, i think you'll like it. waking up this morning at 69 degrees. by lunch time, around 79. still mostly sunny, that will continue into the afternoon. i have something you can do today. eat your lunch outdoors. i like that, i'm going to do that. by evening time, temperatures will be in the 60s, nice and pleasant all day long. that trend will continue for the next several days. >>> on this labor day, it's the number of people out of work that's capturing headlines. later today, the president's going to announce his newest plan to jump start our economy. as emily schmitt tells us, observers can't help but note tha
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 5:30am EDT
. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with more. >> reporter: police are still looking for answers in this case and two little girls are left without a father after a fatal hit-and-run accident. it happened saturday about 7:00 p.m. in the 5200 block of erdman avenue in east baltimore. witnesses say a black mercedes hit 25-year-old gerard grant on his motorcycle. the driver of the mercedes immediately fled the scene. police don't believe this is a case of road rage. there is significant damage to the driver's side of the mercedes and witnesses say it was tough to watch. >> i heard, like, a pop. then i seen the young man flying in the air with his motorcycle. three times he did. land on the ground. >> reporter: police say they are looking for a black mercedes with major damage to the driver's side and the mirror missing. anybody with information should call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> another motorcyclist dead after a crash. this one happened in glen burnie. it happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:30am EDT
monkton, old york road closed at glen berry court because of downtown wires, use jarrettsville pike. a disabled vehicle at 543 and 22 in bel air, police on the scene. back to you. >>> hopefully we'll be safe and found and people will be able to come to the beach. but if necessary, i'll close my gates and put some sandbags in front of them and hope for the best. i think we'll be okay though. >> in ocean city, business owners are prepping for hurricane earl's potential punch. this morning he's a category 3 storm packing winds up to 135 miles per hour. we're keeping an eye on this. it changes constantly, as weather does. >> we're there in ocean city now, we're going stay put, we'll have up to the-minute forecast on abc2news.com. tomorrow we'll start our live team coverage from the beach, 5:00 tomorrow night until earl passes us by. >>> in glen burnie on country club drive, some guy in his 20s breaks into a home and sexual assaults an 83-year-old woman. neighbors as you can imagine extremely worried about this. abc 2's linda so says police are on it. linda? >> cops are boosting their prese
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:30am EDT
. this is on hartford road. no issues on the 695 beltway so far. >> >> stay with us, we have more news, weather and traffic after we we return. >> , well, max, first day... moh-ohm. -do you have your lunch? -yes. and you know where your classroom is? uh huh. mom, i can walk from here. what about your... mom, i got it. ♪ [ female announcer ] they're never too big for a little something sweet. kellogg's rice krispies treats. the man loves his cheese. the only thing he likes more than cheese is more cheese. if he was eating cheese he'd put cheese on it. he's like a cheese monster. and now kraft's got this new thing, cheddar explosion. i really want to try it. fat chance that's gonna happen. [ male announcer ] kraft macaroni and cheese just got cheesier. new cheddar explosion. you know you love it. >> let's look at news around the nation, parties are trying to figure out why 13 members went missing. officers are seamplegging in an wide area after this group -- searching in a wide area after this group said, come see me jesus. >> joe tori and don mattingly are expected to attend a ce
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 6:30am EDT
>> thank you for joining us this early in the morning. hopefully you don't have to work. >> all right, meteorologist justin berk ran to virginia beach. lynette charles has our beautiful weather today. >> absolutely spectacular. it'll continue for the next several days as well. there is change in the forecast, but in the meantime, a lovely labor day is in store for you. ample sunshine will continue and then we'll start to warm things back up into the middle of the week. then we'll cool things back down by the end of the week. we do have a little bit of a roller coaster ride. strap yourself in. maryland's most powerful radar looks good today. when we're dry you see all the sweet stuff. no matter where you're going, you're going to stay dry. you'll see lots of sunshine. you want the sunscreen, the shades for today as well. we're at 63 degrees and the humidity's at 60%. the dew point's at 49. not too bad and feels like 63 with the winds out of the north, northeast at about 5 miles an hour. temperatures right now, we're a little coolish, especially heading over the border into pennsy
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Sep 21, 2010 6:30am EDT
, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. the county believes the best use of this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county has set aside some money to help redevelop the commons and pledged to do so if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> towson has everything going for them demographickicly, education wise, income wise. there's no reason why this location can't support a much, much better use. >> so once again, that auction starts at 1:00 p.m. today on the steps of the county courthouse in towson. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> look at stories making headlines this morning. a wild fire caused an evacuation of about 1600 homes. 1600 homes in utah. the fire started when live ammunition from a nearby national guard firing range ignited the dry brush. in these conditions, not sitting well with some residents. some of whom lost their homes and with the dry season, conditions are prime. o recent fire destroyed 166 homes, just one of several big fires across the west since july. >> a kentucky man accused of ki
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Sep 23, 2010 6:30am EDT
used to. fortunately this season we are on track to complete 200 miles throughout the city. >> i think they could put more focus on it. >>> now become out here live, you can see these cones and everything here on the sidewalk now. but later this afternoon, it is going to be right out there on the street, because they have actually been doing major construction work on the roads, trying to clean them up here on northern parkway. the survey says the worst roads, san jose, california followed closely by los angeles. >>> a virginia woman is set to die by lethal injection tonight at 9:00. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to be the first one executed in the state in nearly a century. lewis is being executed for the 2002 hired killings of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. prosecutors said she promised sex and cash to two men if they carried out the killings. the two gunmen were sentenced to life in prison. >>> one person is running another person with their hands up. >>> a helicopter camera in broward county, florida caught this police chase that spanned ov
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Sep 17, 2010 5:30am EDT
using her bank card to remove money from the bank machine, the money she was receiving from social security income. >> the doctors at gbmc found the victim. she's been blinded in one eye, part of her upper lip is missing. open wounds have left her with a staph infection and flesh eating bacteria throughout her body. she is in rough condition. >>> the harford county animal rescue turned to a heartbreaking story now of animal cruelty into hope. two weeks ago a garbage truck driver happened to hear a moaning sound coming from the trash bin. he found a taped up box inside with six puppies. the animal rescue took on the challenge of saving the dogs' lives. >> very dehydrated. we thought we would lose one or two of them. took them right to the vet. they are all healthy now. they are six weeks'd and doing great. >> look at these puppies. they are so cute. with one tough task completed, the new challenge is finding homes for the miracle pups. if you are interested in adopting one of those dogs or many of the others because they have a lot, call 410-557-6161. you can always e-mail them too.
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Sep 15, 2010 6:30am EDT
can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >>> musician kid rock is depending hill self after getting into a fight inside a restaurant. all caught on tape. he is citing a civil lawsuit that systems from a brawl that was in this waffle house in. kid rock, his real name is robert james rich chi. he is being sued because he said he was beat up by kid rock's entourage. he pleaded guilty. he got 12 months probation and anger management. >> he aced one of the toughest exams on her first try. she could be considered your typical teenager with her love for zombie books and a plan terry up. she took the ac ts and earned a perfect score at 36. her only wish is that her mom and dad could be with her to celebrate. she lost them back in march. she will wait until next year for the s.a.t.s. >> when
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Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
million people out of work this labor day. jeff haeger shows us how desperate it's become with one of them. >> reporter: with his buttoned down shirt, tie, sneakers david carrter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning on the median strip below charles avenue. >> people will come and try to give me bags of food and stuff. it is not me physically being hungry. >> no, david isn't homeless, he is jobless, what he can scrape together to pay his bills doesn't leave enough to actually live on. >> hello. how you doin'. >> i'm great, thanks. i don't have a whole lot but -- >> god bless you for your positive thoughts, always had a job, easy for me to get a job. >> at 52 years old he has spent most of his life in baltimore doing construction work, carpenter and welding as well as taking a turn as a barber. after spending 9 months with his wife and 14-year-old son in a shelter he could no longer wait to put those skills to use. that's when he got the idea for a street appeal. recalling the generosity of people when he served as a bell- ringer for the salvation army during the holsey son.
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Sep 29, 2010 5:30pm EDT
and a system could dump several inches of rain on us to the north. wyatt everhart is tracking the storm for us the soggy details coming our way. wyatt. heck in witxg >> the irony is it's a decent evening out there now. there's not much rain on the radar at the moment. but we know that's going to change into the overnight hours an early part of let's take a look at what we're seeing. scanning the skies including katon's vim and you can see bottom line there's not a lot of rain here now, but as we and west there is more rain back towards areas just south and west of d. c. down toward culpepper, virginia. flash flood watch and multiple advisories up through about just all the zákstate right now including a coastal flood watch for areas along the chesapeake higher than normal tides, 2 to 3 feet above average tomorrow and look off to the south. heavier rain now beginning to develop ceódown in virginia, no carolina. we know it's all headed our way later tonight. this evening though just a few scattered showers damp and breezy out there. as we look to tomorrow though things change big
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Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. right now 4th and 5th great students are using trailers, if approved construction on the addition is expected to start next summer and be ready in 2012. >>> a proposed islamic cultural center and mosque in new york city is nowhere near being built but it has become the focal point of an argument that some say goes beyond the fact that the site is near ground zero. they claim opposition to the project is founded in anti- muslim pyatt. true or not, t.j. winnik tells that the twin towers still cast a long shadow. >> reporter: as america counts down to the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks tensions at home and aproduce are being ratcheted up. most of the rhetoric centers on the planned islamic center and mosque 23 blocks from ground zero. >> when they built a mosque and teach what i said 14-year-old from hell, i decided someone should. >> reporter: he has been speaking out against islamic center and a christensenter he plans to build. other events are a protest at ground zero and a ceremony at another church in florida. they have 8,000 fans and growing. >> we're g
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. they need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the howls. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. the democrats showed no sign of co-operating on this gop to-do list and the white house said. >> it is the same litany of policies that got us into this. >> into the hardware store, the republican leaders say they are tuned into the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspired than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown strength at the grassroots level and could be the key to retaking power. >>> a woman held in an iranian prison more than 13 months says she hopes to meet with the iranian pet while he is in new york. sarah shourd was taken into custody with two other americans while hiking at the border of iraq/iran last year, she wants them to know she has no animosity. her fiance and their phren friend remain in prison. >>> we're following a developing story that may impact you who tried to use a credit card
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm EDT
takes us to california where a four-runner plowed into a vw bug outside of a liquor store. you can see the impact from inside the store crushing the front counter and shoving the vw into the storefront. seconds before police say the suv driver the bicyclist lost control and died at the scene. the mother and daughter in the vw weren't hurt. the driver of the suv taken into custody, no charges have been filed yet. >>> an apology will get you far. ask azteca reporter ines sainz. she got a call from the new york jets to say i'm sorry. this came after allegations she was harassed by jets personnel at practice this past weekend. the nfl is investigating media reports the jets players behaved inappropriately including hooting and hollering at her in the locker room. woody johnson called her to apologize. she says she accepts the apologize and thanked him for his concern. >>> fans of the titan/raiders game may have been confused by the mascot. apparently the broadcaster was too. take a listen. >> it's always great when the mascots and cheerleaders get together. whoa! engulfed! that's -- not ri
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Sep 27, 2010 5:30pm EDT
meteorologist wyett everhart joins with us the first forecast. >> we had a brief tornado warning just before lunchtime today, just after lunchtime i should say but now really most of the day the concern has been the flooding threat. heavy downpours, the ground can't take it. flood watch across just about all of central maryland. all counties shaded in green. most of the viewing area, except for the eastern shore. and those brighter shaded counties along the chesapeake bay, got a coastal flood advisory as well. heavy rain earlier. this is the last three hours. you can still see some pretty heavy rain to the west, on maryland's most powerful doppler radar now, we've got five sweeps working for you at one time here. you can see where the heaviest rain is now, out towards hagerstown but there's a lot of new heavy rain moving up out of the south. and that is going to be an area of concern that we'll be watching into the rest of the night here. for the rest of this evening, rain still very likely and a flood watch in effect, again from the national weather service through tomorrow morn
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